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Frank Hsieh confirms visit to China

BARROOM DIPLOMACY:The former premier will attend a bartending event in Beijing in a private capacity and promised he would refrain from public political events

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Hsieh has reassured the party that there would be no “political visits and events” during the trip, he said.

Su said he and Hsieh shared the same goal because he had already said that the DPP needed to better understand China in a variety of areas — politics, economics, culture and civil society.

However, former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said that the visit should be carefully assessed and should be transparent, adding that any comments should be made cautiously.

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